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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coriander  \Co`ri*an"der\  (k?`r?-?n"d?r),  n.  [L.  coriandrum,  fr 
  Gr  ????,  ????,  perh.  fr  ???  bug,  on  account  of  the  buglike 
  or  fetid  smell  of  its  leaves:  cf  F.  coriandre.]  (Bot.) 
  An  umbelliferous  plant,  the  {Coriandrum  sativum},  the  fruit 
  or  seeds  of  which  have  a  strong  smell  and  a  spicy  taste,  and 
  in  medicine  are  considered  as  stomachic  and  carminative. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coriander 
  n  1:  Old  World  herb  with  aromatic  parsleylike  leaves  and  seed 
  [syn:  {coriander  plant},  {Chinese  parsley},  {cilantro}, 
  {Coriandrum  sativum}] 
  2:  dried  coriander  seeds  used  whole  or  ground  [syn:  {coriander 
  seed}] 
  3:  parsley-like  herb  used  as  seasoning  or  garnish  [syn:  {Chinese 
  parsley},  {cilantro}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Coriander 
  Heb.  gad,  (Ex.  16:31;  Num.  11:7),  seed  to  which  the  manna  is 
  likened  in  its  form  and  colour.  It  is  the  Coriandrum  sativum  of 
  botanists,  an  umbelliferous  annual  plant  with  a  round  stalk, 
  about  two  feet  high.  It  is  widely  cultivated  in  Eastern 
  countries  and  in  the  south  of  Europe  for  the  sake  of  its  seeds, 
  which  are  in  the  form  of  a  little  ball  of  the  size  of  a 
  peppercorn.  They  are  used  medicinally  and  as  a  spice.  The  Greek 
  name  of  this  plant  is  korion  or  koriannon  whence  the  name 
  "coriander." 
 




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